Groveton Fish & Game Club Inc.
PO Box 1
Groveton, NH 03582-0001

Dedicated to responsible firearms ownership and use since the 1920s

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The Groveton Fish & Game club is located on Lost Nation Road in Groveton, NH.

Directions from RT-3 / RT-110 intersection in Groveton:

Turn right on Lost Nation Road and proceed about 3 miles. The range will be on your right.

Directions from Page Hill Road:

Turn left on Lost Nation Road and proceed for about 2 miles. The range will be on your left.

LOCK THE red shed and main gate

First a word about our range equipment:

In the past couple of years, we have suffered vandalism and deliberate damage to equipment and range facilities. Every member can and should help us combat vandalism of range equipment, by again reporting anything they may have witnessed to a club officer or director. All members have the duty to ask anyone they see damaging equipment or behaving in an unsafe manor to leave the range. We ask that you report this to a range officer who will treat all reports confidentially.
Lastly, after opening the main gate or red shed, please scramble the combination to prevent unauthorized users from gaining access. Unauthorized range users are stealing from every member who pays for their membership.
Thanks, and shoot safely.

Officers are elected every even year.
Directors are elected every odd year.

Groveton Fish & Game Club Officers

VACANT - President

Leo Rideout - Lancaster, NH - Vice President - 603-788-2951 -

Bob Pivin - Groveton, NH - Treasurer - 603-636-2454 -

Charlie Duursema - Lancaster, NH - Secretary - 603-788-2667 -

Groveton Fish & Game Club Board of Directors

Paul Shepard - Lunenberg, VT - 802-777-0744 -

Richard Burgess - Guildhall, VT - 802-328-4693 -

Jack Bowen - Lancaster, NH - 603-788-3948 -

Ray Ruskowski - Groveton, NH - 603-636-2043

Jack Merner - Jefferson, NH - 603-586-7709 - no e-mail

The Groveton Fish & Game Club, Inc. is a private club.
Club membership is open to anyone who can legally own firearms.
Probably because of the poor economy, our membership was only 115 members strong in 2008.
The Club was founded in the 1920’s and incorporated in the late 1950’s.

To join the Groveton Fish & Game Club, visit Emerson Home Center or or Munce’s Konvenience, both located in Groveton, NH.
Or, contact a club officer for a membership card and badge.

Whether you are a new member or are renewing your membership, you will be issued a membership
card for your wallet and a membership badge to be worn at all times when on the Club’s property.

Club membership is valid for a full calendar year from January 1st to December 31st.

Annual Dues:
$35.00 for a single membership
$40.00 for a family membership

NRA membership is encouraged.

These events are scheduled at the Groveton Fish & Game Club’s range.

The range may be closed for some of these events.

4H Shooting Sports
2nd & 4th Saturdays, May through September, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Contact: Kurt Hall, 603-837-2829

Sporting Clays
Wednesdays, May through September, at 4:00 PM, weather permitting
A $12 entry fee is required for all events
Members and non-members are all welcome
Contact: Paul Shepard, 802-777-0744

100-Bird Sporting Clays Events
Sunday, May 20, 2012 Registration 9:00 to 10:00 AM
Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 Registration 9:00 to 10:00 AM

Range Clean-Up Day
Saturday, May 19, 2012 Starting about 9 AM
Volunteers clean up the range for the summer

Kid’s Fishing Derby
Sunday, June 03, 2012 10:00 AM
For kids ages 4 to 12
Contact: Ivan Shannon, 603-636-2358
Karl Sawyer, 603-636-1251

Handgun Events
Saturday, June 09, 2012 12:00 Noon
Saturday, July 14, 2012 12:00 Noon
Saturday, Aug 18, 2012 12:00 Noon
Contact: Charlie Duursema, 603-788-2667, 6 to 9 PM

Bowling Pin Handgun Event
Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 12:00 Noon
Contact: Charlie Duursema, 603-788-2667, 6 to 9 PM

.22 Handgun Silhouette Events
Saturday, July 21, 2012 12:00 Noon
Saturday, Sep 08, 2012 12:00 Noon

Hunter Education courses are available online at

Annual Memberships:
Single $35, Family $40
Available at:
Munce’s Konvenience, RT-3 Groveton, NH
Perras Ace, RT-3 Northumberland, NH
All events are open to men, women and juniors (with a parent or guardian)


Target frames are available for members to use, or you may provide your own.

Targets are available in the red shed, and cost $1 each on our honor system, or you may provide your own.

Handgun Range: Up to 35-yards.

Rifle Range: 25, 50 and up to 100-yard range to the right, and a 200-yard range to the left.
There are presently eight ambidexterous shooting positions under cover.

Shotgun Range: This range is informal. Members may use the club’s trap or their own equipment.
This may only be used if no one is using the pistol range.

The Range has rules for safety that must be observed without exception.

Range Discipline
These range safety rules and regulations are designed to make our range as safe as possible and to safely and conveniently
accommodate as many of our range members as possible at any given time. All members have authority and the responsibility to
enforce these safety rules and regulations.

The Groveton Fish and Game Club, Inc. is not responsible for enforcing either State or Federal Firearms Laws. We urge any member
with questions about these laws to contact an attorney or law enforcement officer for this purpose.

General Range Use
The range is open from 8:00 A.M. until sundown.
With the exception of organized tournaments or special club activities, the use of the range is restricted to members holding a range membership, and their guests.
These members are encouraged to wear their badge in plain view and be able to produce their membership card when asked.
The range on which the match is being held will be closed for that day to non-participants.
No drugs or alcoholic beverages are permitted on range property at any time.
Junior members (under age 18) must be supervised by a parent or guardian having full range privileges.
All of your personal litter should be removed from range property. Spent shells must be picked up and placed in the trash barrels.
Pets and children must be under the supervision of an adult, and are not permitted to run at will.
For range safety, rifle shooters are encouraged to use an Empty Chamber Indicator when away from the shooting bench and when servicing targets downrange. These are available at the range for $1.00 each for both .22 rim fire and center fire rifles. Contact a club officer about purchasing these items.

Mandatory Safety Rules For All Ranges

All safety rules and regulations must be strictly adhered to at all times, without exception.

Firearms and Ammunition Restrictions
No fully automatic firearms are permitted.
The use of firearms not designed to be fired from the shoulder or hand-held are prohibited.
The use of tracer or incendiary ammunition is prohibited.
The use of armor piercing ammunition on any steel target is strictly prohibited.

Mandatory Safety Rules for All Ranges
Firearms may be handled only when the firing line is ready (that is, when firing is permitted). NEVER handle a firearm during a cease-fire.
If you handle a firearm when anyone is in front of the firing line you WILL be asked to leave the range property immediately.
The muzzles of all firearms must be kept pointed downrange and toward the targets at all times or placed in the gun rack, with the breeches open.
Before shooters proceed forward of the firing line, the line must be made “safe”; that is, all firearms must be placed on a firing bench or placed in the gun rack, with the breeches open. The use of an Empty Chamber Indicator is recommended.
When transporting a firearm to and from a firing bench, it must be unloaded and should be in a gun case.
At all times, treat every firearm as if it were loaded.
Targets representing ANY identifiable person are strictly forbidden.
Any firing at glass bottles, wildlife or any other improper target is strictly prohibited.
There will be no reckless rapid firing on any range.
The wearing of hearing protection and proper eye protection is recommended for all shooters and anyone standing along the firing line.
Firearms shall be loaded on the firing line only (except muzzleloaders).
Shooting at signs is prohibited. Anyone found doing so will have their membership revoked.

Rules for the Handgun Range
When loading a handgun, always keep it pointed downrange. Never point the gun towards the side.
Junior members (under age 18) are not allowed to fire handguns unless accompanied by a qualified instructor or a parent or guardian.
Police barriers are not to be used as targets or target frames.
Rules for Black Powder Firearms
Only black powder or black powder substitutes may be used.
No smoking within 8 feet of black powder.
All loading will be done from pre-measured loads.
Pre-measured, self-contained loads only may be used on the firing line.
All capping and priming will be done on the firing line only.
No duplex loads are to be used in muzzleloaders.
All powder cans and horns must be kept closed and on the loading bench.

Join the Groveton Fish & Game Club
Print this membership card and complete it with your information.
Take it to Emerson Home Center or or Munce’s Konvenience, both located in Groveton, NH.
With payment of your annual membership dues, you will receive a new membership
card and a badge to be worn when on the club’s property.

Or, contact a club officer for a membership card and badge.

Click here for a printable membership card.

Join the NRA !
Click on the NRA logo below

Link to NRA National Rifle Association Join Here section of web site.

Join the Gun Owners of New Hampshire – GO NH

Link to Gun Owners of New Hampshire web site to join and learn more about GONH.

Before the new roof was constructed in 2009.

After the new roof was completed, All work was done by several dedicated range members.
With a little luck, the old roof on the right will be replaced by one that connects to the new roof.
And wouldn’t four more of the new and popular ambidesterous shooting benches be nice?
This is only possible with your membership support, so please renew early and encourage your friends to do so, also.

200-yard steel plate targets

Range improvements are being accomplished on a continuing basis, which is why we need and value your membership.

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